- Last updated:
- 31 Aug 2021
If you have a medical emergency, you need to dial 000 and ask for an ambulance.
If you are seriously ill you will need to see a local doctor.
For less serious illnesses, for example colds or headaches, you can buy medication directly from the chemist or pharmacy. The staff working there can advise you.
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